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discovery of america. and we discovered america for ourselves. we knew about america, but what we knew, america very different. we knew something that we learn from the 19th century america. and then this new world and we tried to find out how books, i found this book very interesting, but i just wanted detail of this book of the story, but from that aside, my first wish, was what you wrote this book. 50 years ago, visit from one leader of one country to the united states. i think there may be other leaders came here. sometimes khrushchev was eccentric. and president yeltsin was more eccentric, and when khrushchev came here, he just showed the time like this contemporary politician that we prefer to go to the common show, because most of the young people interest in this, maybe it was part of this. my father's behavior. maybe it was because it was back through the old war mentality on both sides, but not eliminate at that time in one visit, but it would change so why you wrote this? >> guest: i wrote the book because i happen to stumble upon the story of your father, nikita khrushchev'
you. i'll show you next. >> glenn: hello america. many i ask an honest question. am i beginning to look a little like james trafficant? seriously. maybe it just me. scott brown pulled out a victory last night, 52-47. close to the numbers we showed you yesterday. republicans everywhere are giddy. there is already talk about brown running for president. me i just say cool it. can we actually have people accomplish something first before they become president? i'm just saying. do you remember this guy? he was posing nude and he thought that was a good idea. sure, it was 1982. but i can't recall an era where male nudity was considered a good thing. scott brown can. 1982. did you see the acceptance speech last night? it was great. it was really good. until he started talking about i guess some sort of dowry for his daughters. >> i want to thank them for their help as well. [ applause ] in case anyone is watching throughout the country, they're both available. no, no, no. [ laughter ] only kidding. only kidding. >> glenn: he goes on to say only kidding. only kidding. she's not. but sh
and ambassador joseph will be joining us live on this program next. >>> later on, what america can and is already doing to help. our coverage of the earthquake in haiti continues. ♪ it has the agility to avoid the unexpected... ♪ ...the power to take on any mission, and the space to accommodate precious cargo, because every great action hero needs a vehicle. ♪ because every great action hero when it comescle. to italian sauce, some people prefer this jar. but more people prefer this sauce. winner of the blind taste test. the sweet and savory taste of prego. it's in there. >>> as our coverage of the earthquake in haiti continues, from the department of not helping, we bring you america's foremost televangelist. on his tv show, "the 700 club," which apparently still exists, pat robertson has topped blaming hurricane katrina on the gays and abortions, he's now today blamed haiti's earthquake on their slavery-volt in the 1700s. >> they got together and swore a pact to the devil. they said, we will serve you if you'll get us free from the french. true story. and so the devil said, okay, it's a d
an officer leaves his post unguard unguarded. and where america stands in the battle against obesity and what's being done to save our children. >> just what i used to look like and then what i look like now kind of upsets me. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening. everyone. the white house laid it all out today, just how u.s. intelligence failed to detect and stop that christmas day terror plot. and president obama addressed the nation to outline the steps he's taking to fix the system. the president took responsibility for the failure saying "the buck stops with me." but he also ordered intelligence agent agencies to assign clear lines of responsibility for following leads and sharing information. and he ordered improvements in the system for putting people on the no-fly list. chip reid is at the white house tonight and, chip, this review is really a stinging indictment of the intelligence community. >> reporter: it certainly is, katie. the report says that intelligence agencies kne
on the "cbs evening news," where america stands on a growing national epidemic-- the problem of obesity reaching the breaking point. >> couric: resolutions to lose some extra pounds are common this time of year and they couldn't come soon enough. as we begin this new decade, the country facing a dangerous weight problem. consider this: in the late 1970s, 15% of american adults were obese. by the early '90s, that number had jumped to 23% and most recently 35%. so how do we reduce our waistlines and return to a healthier state? seth doane traveled the nation to weigh what's being done about this growing crisis as cbs reports "where america stands." >> okay, three piece crispy and a diet pepsi. >> reporter: the evidence of an epidemic is everywhere. two-thirds-- 190 million americans-- are overweight or obese. if you had to grade the united states when it comes to obesity ... >> i'd give us an "f." >> reporter: a national report card no one is proud of. obesity-related diseases are a nearly $150 billion medical burden every year. >> we're going to end up as a nation of cardiac cripples. >>
the economy and creating jobs in communities large and small across america. on friday the president will travel to ohio for the next stop of the white house to main street tour. during the visit the president will hold a town hall meeting at the community college with workers, local business leaders and small business owners about ideas on continuing to grow the economy and putting americans back to work. one more thing before we take questions. i think -- is this -- [ inaudible ] >> martin luther king. how are we doing this? the website -- this is the website that is now active for people to donate on behalf of the relief for the efforts in haiti. >> white house correspondent for "the new york times." jeff, let me ask first of all about this news when we've just had confirmed that the president is going to go to purchase on sunday to campaign for martha coakley. what does that tell you about the urgency they feel about the health care agenda and that race? >> it tells you the white house is more than alarmed about this. they are terrified about losing this seat in massachusetts, wh
the coast of central america and on into south america in venezuela, too. that happened within the hour. and it is -- spots like st. lucia is around that ring of islands. unfortunately, very, very serious earthquake. for us, we are seeing a change in the pattern. it has been another icy day. there we are. our temperature, our high temperature today made it up once again. only up into the low 30s with a lot of ice around it. that ice is not safe. 35 degrees. 11 days in a row now below 40. tomorrow, we may finally break that string. look at the morning low temperatures. pensacola has gone 11 days with the temperature of 32 or lower.ó our current temperature is 33 degrees on the way down below freezing again. look at the morning low temperatures in florida. 43 in miami. 23 in jacksonville. and there were a few records. not as many as yesterday when they were over 90 spots with record low temperatures, but, again, it's still a cool pattern. but it is beginning to break. the windchills right now, making it feel like it's in the teens. there was another freeze warning out for florida. we sti
america will rise to the challenge. >> i want the people of haiti to know that we will do what it takes to save lives and to help them get back on their feet. i also want to thank the american people more broadly in these tough times, you've shown extraordinary compassion. already donating millions of dollars. >> americans coming to the rescue in an overwhelming response. the red cross says that it has received more than $35 million in the past few days for quake relief. that includes $5 million raised simply through text messaging. and next friday night, nbc will join all of america's major broadcast networks in a telethon intended to raise funds for what has been the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. in the middle of so much death, we are seeing amazing stories of survival. dramatic pictures of a 2-year-old boy pulled from the rubble alive. he had been buried there since the quake hit tuesday afternoon just before 5:00 p.m. and the reunion between the boy and his mother, heart-warming in the context of so much tragedy. also last night, a new jersey woman found alive in the wre
. what is our policy currently in latin america and how different is it from the bush administration? >> we really don't have a policy to latin america. that is not a fault of the obama administration. the euna states needs universal bilateral policies in certain regions. there are many long past policies for the night states -- the united states need to direct -- differentiate among different countries in the hemisphere. we have different priorities now. we are slow in washington on the hill and in the white house to come to that understanding. host: what is the political landscape in latin america? how has the landscape changed politically down there? guest: there is a much more diverse ideological group of countries such as venezuela and ecuador and bolivia which are not very friendly to the united states or to the market economy. on the other hand, we have a prpragmatic president likelula in central america. we have the problem of cuba and we have a terrible problem with haiti. host: on the issue of haiti, there is an article about a question of commitment and can the united stat
, margaret carlson. in new york, mike barnicle. >> an interesting war heating up between one of america's largest and most powerful corporations and china. google is threatening to exit china. on the front page of "the wall street journal" and we'll talk a good bit about conan o'brien and jay leno. late night wars that heat up. >>> first, let's go to news, mika. and certainly have lots to talk about in haiti and beyond. >>> breaking news from haiti. because it is day break, revealing a picture of complete devastation this morning after haiti's capital was all but destroyed in the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in more than 200 years. the magnitude 7.0 quake was centered just ten miles from port-au-prince, an impoverished city of almost 2 million people. the extent of the damage and death toll is just coming to light. tens of thousands homeless and power and communication systems remain cut off. the exact number of victims is not clear. humanitarian workers are bracing for the worse. rescue efforts face immediate obstacles with hospitals in ruins. the u. in peace keeping head
president. there are people that have added a great deal to america's history that have had idiosyncracies. they have not been of a damaging type. maybe from time to time, unpleasant or irascible. >> you're talking about hyman rickover and john mccain? >> john mccain is a friend of mine. i cannot say about him. i met rickover one time. i think it would fit with him, yes. >> the perceive any kind of role for congress to play? do you think it would be too late by the defense authorization bill to deal with it? do you have any plans to write any legislation on that? >> we will have our hearing wednesday and i hope you come at 10:00 a.m. i am sure all the members of the committee will probe this issue. there may be our requirement at the end of the day to have legislation. we can actually do it by a stand-alone bill. if that is the case, we can include in the defense authorization bill -- which will come out in may or later in the spring -- i do not think we should rush to judgment, because, honestly, i think it is not just the third is -- jurisdiction of those in power in the military, or sta
thank you for being here. from new york, good night america. [ applause ] >> julie: welcome i'm julie banderas. >> gregg: and i'm gregg gator. a show of force and a hail of bullets. [ gun shots ] >> gregg: that is anti-terror training in the hills of vienna. elite military unit is prepares to open a new front among the al-qaeda forces that live amongst them. we're going to take a close look what america has to do to track down the killers overseas and keep our homeland safe. >> to work with this... and i told them everything. and we arrange together this attack. >> julie: a chilling message of revenge from beyond the grave. the man in the video you just saw, the suspected homicide bomber that killed seven c.i.a. employees on december 30th. he apparently sitting next to the new pakistani taliban leader. it surfaces on an arabic station. he was iranian doctor that was recruited. he was supposed to be a double agent hired to infiltrate the upper levels of al-qaeda. instead he was playing for with the other side. caroline shively has this report. >> reporter: in just released tape
to help and do what me and his father did after the tsunami. america is in this for the long haul. i thank the president for his commitment. usaid and the american military, we're in this thing. >> first lady michelle obama taped a public service announcement yesterday on behalf of the red cross. americans have opened their wallets to help. visa and american express saying they are waiving fees on donations placed under credit cards. they came under fire for profiting from those contributions. >>> some of the other headlines out there the first about the unfortunate politics of the american relief effort. with the obama administration urging americans to donate, rush limbaugh is calling for the exact opposite. he told listeners not to place contributions because president obama is using the crisis to boost political standing. he doubts the money given through the white house website will reach victims of the quake. now the white house is responding. >> i think in times of great crisis there, are always people who say really stupid things. to use the power of your pulpit to try to convince
's also been in the army and national guard for a very long time. he was cosmo's america's sexiest man. he says he accepted the $1100 and posed for that magazine to pay for law school. and also, he is not a man of privilege. he actually -- his mom at one point was on welfare. he grew up in a broken marriage and at one point, he says what turned his life around is he was caught shoplifting. which is a very telling time in his life. turned himself around. >> and there you can see him with a couple of his daughters. the taller of the two is ayla and she is somebody familiar to a lot of people because she was one of the 10 finalists of "american idol" a couple of years ago. and there she is right there. her sister, i believe, is a premed student and that girl right there is also a standout on the boston college basketball team. >> yeah, she yesterday one of the anecdotes that scott brown told was that when the president called him up to say congratulations, scott brown, hope we can work together. why don't you got a friend and i'll bring my daughter down, mr. president and we can play two on
>>> good morning, america, on this wednesday, january 6th. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. >>> we have breaking news overnight. two key senate democrats heading for the exits including connecticut's chris dodd. will twe be a republican year? >> frozen nation. this is a temperature right now in the midwest as the deadly cold snap shows no sign of letting up. 32 states now under a winter weather watch. we're live across the country with your frigid forecast. >>> death of an heiress. as police search for answers in the death of 30-year-old casey johnson, some wonder if her parents did the right thing cutting her off during a long struggle with drugs and alcohol. >>> and the search for baby gabriel. caught up in a heated custody battle, it is now a triangle. three sets of parents, so many lives but where is the baby? the police and his father want answers this morning. >>> as always so much to get to this morning including the breaking news out of the senate. a lot are talking about how cold it is. okay. well, this arctic blast now the lo longest, largest cold f
, this guy's doing all kinds of crazy stuff that's going to destroy america. and i would just say that we have to think about tone. it's not just on your side, by the way. it's on our side as well. this is part of what's happened in our politics. where we demonize the other side so much, that when it comes to actually getting things done, it becomes tough to do. >> mike pence organized the meeting today and had the first question. congressman, thanks for coming on "hardball" tonight. congratulations. let's talk technique here. is this the beginning, perhaps, of something like they have in britain? i know we're an independent country and glad to be, but they have an interesting system over there where they make the prime minister come over and answer the questions in the house. do you like that idea? >> chris, i like our system. but let me -- >> would you like to see the president regularly come to the house members, or democrats and republicans together even, and answer questions? >> well, no, not on the house floor. the prime minister of england goes to the floor of parliament because th
in the new book "game change," a book about the campaign. he apparently said that america was ready to elect a "light- skinned" african-american "with no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one percocet that has left republicans calling for reid to step down. democrats have said he has apologized and it is time to get on with work. >> he has been accepted the apology and we're moving on. >> republican said there is a double standard. if he were a republican and said that, he would be forced to step down. democrats say he has a long record on civil rights issues and perhaps this was clumsy but it does not say who this man is. it does come at an inopportune time as the work on this health care bill together. the president said the book is closed on this issue after the apology. matt brock, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>> 6:07. the national zoo prepares to say goodbye to one panda cub, but they could be welcoming another. mei xiang was in disseminated over the weekend. zoo officials say it could be months before they know whether the insemination was successful. tai shan is expected to leave f
new markets abroad as well. if you want to create a job here in america, small business. host: will his proposals find a welcome ear on capitol hill? guest: i think it will. i think the president gave us a good prescription of how to move forward on how to continue to increase the opportunities for americans businesses to create jobs. host: the president called for increase in our exports. what are some of the barriers to americans exporting more of their products overseas? guest: you heard the president mention, the fact that too many countries that have agreements with us aren't respecting those agreements and aren't enforcing the provisions while we do a very good job of trying to abide by the rules and offer those foreign companies opportunities in our country to sell their goods. too many countries abroad aren't respecting our products, our workers and allowing their markets to be open to our goods. and so, we have to make sure if we're going to sign an agreement, both parties live up to it. and times we have seen in the past several years that the trade agreements open u
on that? >> i think, you know, he was very much in tune with, i think, america, americana, what was going on. he certainly knew who elvis presley was. i don't know whether he followed the career completely, but he understood his place in american culture. his importance. i think halederman understood that. obviously dwight chaffin who continued this whole thing, this would not have happened without dwight's foresight and vision. i think the president was aware of it. he didn't play the tunes at night. >> a question for jerry, i wanted to know if you had insight or details of the logistics of elvis leaving memphis, his first trip to washington, as far as, you know, it's mind-boggling to think that elvis gets on a plane in in memphis, comes to washington, if i was walking through the airport, i'd probably be standing there, staring, waiting for elvis to do or say smog, as far as him arriving in washington and checking into the hotel, did he tell you anything, anything happening, taxi ride, do you have any details? >> there was a couple of details. one was, you know, what ementioned earlier
two hours of "america's newsroom", we will tell you what we found and learned overnight last night and are trying to figure out today. also with me, my colleagues, martha maccallum and gregg jarrett back in new york city, and to the two of you, good morning. martha: good morning to you bill and good morning everybody, i'm martha maccallum in for megyn kelly. jieg jieg -- gregg: i'm gregg jarrett. we are looking at ramped up security at airports because of new terror threats and a breakthrough deal in the health care negotiations but it comes at a cost, about a $60 billion price tag. and the pentagon is today releasing its report on the fort hood terror attack. martha: there is so much going on on this friday morning. we're going to have those stories coming up for you. but first, we want to take you straight back to haiti for an update on what bill hemmer is finding on the ground in port-au-prince. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning from haiti. i tell you, martha and gregg, what a night it was last night to see the countless number of people who are literally sleeping ou
believe that barack obama was born in america? do you believe that the constitution can allow states to separate out from individual deals on the health care plan? they're all sort of hot-button issues designed to find tape that will allow democrats to identify and marginalize republicans as being part of some sort of fringe. >> yeah. i was just going to say, if that's their plan, i would hope the republicans would take that. those are easy questions to answer, i would think, unless you are an extremist. hey, let's go to another issue right now that has to help democrats out with independent voters, mike. i'm sure it is causing a firestorm on the left. there are a lot of conservatives that say it's not really that big of a deal. but it is with independents. barack obama's expected to propose a major spending freeze to rein in the deficit, freezing 19% of the budget to so-called -- ska with me here -- the domestic discretionary spending. talk about that plan and whether he's going to face a revolt from the left. >> well, he can hope so because you're right, the more flak he gets from
america! >> julie: live and i'm julie banderas. >> gregg: and i'm gregg jarrett. several hundred more troops are on the move in the mountains of yeyz, yemeni officials say the reinforcements have been sent into two of yemen's provinces, regions that are al-qaeda's strongholds. it comes as president obama for the very first time drawing a direct link between the yemen based branch of the terrorist group and would be christmas day bomb are. >> it appears that he joined an affiliate of lakers al-qaeda and this group trained him, equipped him when those explosives and directed to attack the plane headed to america. >> gregg: molly henneberg is live in washington. molly, president says the u.s. has had its eye on al-qaeda in yiyz for a while. >> molly: yes, in the broader arabian peninsula, president said they have gone on the attack previously. take a listen. >> in recent years they bombed yemeni places. i have ordered to strengthen our with the yemeni government and working them to strike al-qaeda terrorists. >> molly: yemen in response as you were saying, has sent hundreds of troop
to add mitt that. well that's not what a lot of folks in america say. i think the last rasmussen poll had in popularity, we were 22%. tea parties 35 and democrats 32. so we clearly have a gap between the american people and party. and i think it's the responsibility of the national chair and chairs around the country to fix that. and the way you begin to do it is to acknowledge this is where we've made mistakes when you grow government and spend money and go against the principals so important to defining the party for generations you walk away and create problems and we sought results in 2006 and 2002348 losses at the pole and loss of confidence and faith in the party and so i think now we have an opportunity once we acknowledge where we've gone wrong and stand firmly on principals and lead into the future with positive ideas and a new direction. the american people will come to us and i think we've seen that in new jersey and virginia with their elections. host: you talk about the tea party groups in your book right now. are they the future of the republican party? guest: they are to
the outcome could really mean, coming up. >> shepard: fox news is america's news headquarters. and republicans may well be on the verge of a ones unthinkable victory in massachusetts. taking back the seat that ted kennedy held for almost half a century. and that could cause new trouble for president obama's healthcare overhaul, among many other things injuries the kennedy family endorses, of course, the democrat. the attorney general martha coakley. in a state where democrats outnumber republicans three to one but republican scott brown has made a big comeback in the pollsion even as democratsed a might coakley has run a very poor campaign. look that the. back in november, coakley was up by almost 30 points. now, too close to call my most estimates. president obama campaigned with coakley yesterday and today she is using the video at a new ad. here, look. >> the attorney general, she took on wall street and recovered millions for massachusetts taxpayers. she went after big insurance companies and took on predatory lenders. that is what martha coakley is about. every vote matters we need you on
with newt gingrich on how america will change if the democrats lose ted kennedy's seat. the spooker is next. >> bill: continuing with this special edition of "the factor." joining us from washington, fox news analyst newt gingrich and author of the book rediscovering god in america. whatever happens tonight, mr. speaker, america will change. let's take a brown victory first. what do you think that will happen if brown wins in massachusetts? >> the first thing ought to be that every republican in the country ought to look at every district and every senate seat. you said a few weeks ago that it wasn't even going to be close people -- that it was even going to be close, people would have laughed at you. he has the courage to be an active state electo legislatore he is outnumbered and brave enough to run for the seat. you are in the middle of this tremendously big health bill. this is ted kennedy's seat. it is massachusetts. even the idea that this is close and my personal hunch is he will win tonight. even if it stays very, very close as carl cameron said, democrats are going to be shaking al
>>> good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> and i'm robin roberts. this morning, decision day, president obama faces a massive defeat. voters heading to the polls right now. >>> and in haiti, panic rising. the u.s. military begins their dropping food and water. as officials say the death toll is likely 200,000. >>> oh, the weather in california. storms pummel the state, threatening mud slides, forcing evacuations. forecasters predict up to 20 inches of rain by the end of the week. >>> and late night, it's not just conan o'brien this time. the man accused of extorting money from david letterman goes to court today. >>> and baby ester, the little orphan girl we found in haiti, finally reunited with the american couple who adopted her. >>> you know, robin, you say you can't smiling. i don't think you can stop crying. >> these lashes have got to last me for a couple hours. well, we do have a happy ending to that story, she and her family, baby ester, are back here in the states, in the u.s., we'll talk to them ahead. >> she's not the only one getting out of haiti. th
anything but to help protect america. >> by the way, this statement by brennaman is the very way this president leads. a number of times he has taken responsibility, said he is sorry, and moved on. and we've been often jarred by that. >> ironically, he will actually gain more political stature doing that, than by blaming george w. bush. it doesn't make a lot of sense, but at this point, when the white house blames george w. bush for anything, even if they have a good argument it makes them look small when they say, hey, the buck stops with me. doesn't it make the president seem more confident. it makes him seem like more of a leader. >> two quick things about that, joe. one a lot of people are sick about all of the references to the bush administration. it's over. it was a year ago. move on. that's in the rear view mirror. i was reminded about my conversation with a top-ranking national security official and it gets to the volume of threats. >> oh, yeah. >> i mean, just the sheer volume of threats that these people have to handle, administer and make decisions on each and every d
on television, and the losses are heartbreaking. i pledge america's continued commitment to the government and the people of haiti in the immediate effort to save lives and deliver relief and in the long-term effort to rebuild. president preval and i agreed it is absolutely essential that these efforts are well-coordinated among the united states and the government of haiti with the united nations, which continues to play an essential role and with the many national partners and aid organizations that are now on the ground. meanwhile american resources continue to arrive in haiti. search and rescue efforts continue to work pulling people out of the rubble. our team has stayed about the lives of american citizens and haitian citizens, often under extraordinarily difficult circumstances. this morning the aircraft carrier u.s.s. carl vincent arrived along with helicopters that will be critical in delivering assistance in the days to come. they are preparing to move badly needed water, food, and other life-saving supplies to priority areas in port-au-prince. food, water, and medicine continue
it is why america is coming under attack from osama bin laden. if use of his statement of the weekend saying again that he is attacking america because it is america that created israel. host: would you cut anything else besides that? caller: no, it is the biggest problem we have right now. host: obama to seek spending freeze to trim deficit, a three- year proposal. pentagon is among those exempt. they going to talk about all the politics in a book of the times" -- they say that the initiative holds risk as well as potential benefit because mr. obama plans to exempt military spending while leaving many popular domestic programs vulnerable. naples, fla., a republican caller. caller: he ought to start at home. his wife has more people working for her than any of the president's wife. the spinning she does i think it's horrible. he does not give it our troops to support. we need those troops. host: "the times" goes on to read that the government spending is out of control, could to been to his loss of support among independent supporters. the concern could put upward pressure on interest rates
tour sponsored by the u.s. government to get america ready for the 2010 census. >> it will have enormous impact on communities and people all across america. >> commerce secretary heads up the agency that is supposed to count every single person in america. >> voter or not, registered as a voter or not and weather they are a natural citizen. >> reporter: they are spending to get people to fill out this census form. at stake? power and money. congressional seats are doled out depending on the amounts. >> this is money for schools and human services and medical services as well as transportation. >> reporter: things got so contentious during the 2000 count, some were sued. the supreme court ruled utah could not count missionaries serving overseas. >> who knows what that would have meant as far as dollars and cents and programs, and to have one more person in the congress working on behalf of utah does make a difference. >> reporter: this time around utah is likely to get that seat. some are expected to gain one big seat. texas could gain as many as four. ten states, most located i
of 2009. the best political team is fanned out across america to see how you are feeling the morning after. >>> the world's largest carmaker recalling another 1.1 million vehicles this morning. toyota owners now flooding phone lines at dealerships with demands for new cars. rental car companies now pulling thousands of camrys and corollas off their lots and it's leading many to wonder how the reeling auto company will recover from a pr nightmare. >>> plus day four of "the stimulus project" we're going to fedford, nebraska, population 168 and home of a new bridge funded by the stimulus. was it money well spent. >>> we ge gin with president obama's first state of the union address. it was part pep rally, part counter attack in a bid to rebid the hearts of many middle class voters who have been underwhemed and overburdened. >> i took office amid two wars, an economy rocked by a severe recession. a financial system on the virginia of collapse and a government deeply in debt. experts from across the political spectrum warn that if we did not act, we might face a second depression. so we acted.
says just yet. it is a great day for every person in america. whether you own stock, run a mom-and-pop grocers stored. when we took in those contributions, they were just like that. they were from individuals, restaurants, liquor stores, dry cleaners. people who incorporate for the protections because of the litigious nature of this country. what we tried to do with speak for them. they have no lesser voice than an individual. many corporations in this country are individuals. thank you. >> i and the president of common cause and i am here with some colleagues who think that rick is is not a triumphant day other than for wall street's and for business interests. i am president of common cause, working with public campaign and public citizen's and a group of people who are outraged by this decision. it is the super bowl of bad decisions. corporations are not individuals. some of them are larger than countries. we need to recognize that money has influenced the debate here in washington for too long. all you have to do is look at the housing crisis, investment crisis, the banking
should be a bankrolled by america's most powerful interests or worse by foreign enemies. they should be decided by the american people. i would urge democrats and republicans to pass a bill that helps correct some of these problems. patti ann: well, shannon is live in washington with more. shannon, who is backing the president's position this morning? >> reporter: well, i think you can imagine there are a lot of democrats very unhappy about that ruling. they are continuing to stand by it and say, you have got this interpretation correct. apparently when he mentioned a foreign entities pouring out money into u.s. elections, that seems to be what got justice alito fired up. we saw his reaction there. you know, we heard from senator amy this morning. she sits on the senate judiciary committee which oversees the confirmation and nomination of the supreme court justices. she thought that moment last night was one of the most interesting. here is what she said. >> one of my favorite moments was when he took on the supreme court, and they were sitting right in the front. there aren't that m
.s. military. and for more now on this, we have nbc's ann curry. >> reporter: america's military is here answering haiti's call for help with a steady stream of military hardware -- helicopters, c-130s, bringing in medicines, food, water and manpower and taking out hundreds of americans, the young, the old and the injured, including missionaries. >> i love haiti. i would stay longer, but i'm told it's not safe. great place. the people are wonderful there, but it's a sad situation. >> reporter: the aircraft carrier the "uss carl vinson" is now offshore, speeding up the delivery of aid. and none too soon, says the u.s. coast guard, which has been dealing with the impact of this earthquake for days. >> aboard this coast guard helicopter, we're getting a chance to get a close-up look at the challenge the u.s. military is facing. >> reporter: a coast guard boat takes us where cars cannot, to the kilikasian coast guard base, where guardsmen are engaged in a desperate battle to save lives. everywhere you look, people suffering massive injuries, and they keep coming with crushed limbs, severe in
of america's wealth, the king of the back-door bailout and secrets will be testifying tomorrow. and i am certain he will be grilled about those efforts to keep those details secret from the american people. also testifying, former treasury secretary hank paulson who was the man who sat as treasury secretary before tim geithner in that secret meeting of the nine for the t.a.r.p. giving out $10 billion at a clip with three or four paragraphs per page, an interesting day during the day. and that doesn't even begin to get into the state of the union. a big day for the president tomorrow after a divisive year. "hardball" begins right now. >>> something about mary. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. watergate, federal marshals have arrested a group of conservative activists in new orleans for allegedly trying to wiretap the office of mary landrieu. james o'keefe was the same conservative activist who became a right-wing hero for posing as a pimp. he together with three others were taken into custody after being caught trying to bug the offices of senator
>>> good morning, america. on this tuesday, january 12th, i'm robin roberts. >> i'm george stephanopoulos. this morning, it's payback time. the white house set to place huge fees on the nation's biggest banks, just as those banks hand out billions in bonuses for top executives. a top banker lashes out overnight. >>> baseball's worth-kept secret, finally in the open. >> today was the hardest day of my life. >> mark mcgwire admits he did use steroids when he smashed baseball's home run record. but said he could have broken the record even without them. >>> hit and run. look at this. police in a desperate search for a driver who ran down two, young girls. how did they ever survive this crash? >>> and simon says he's moving on. can "american idol" survive without the man so many love to hate? >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for starting your day with us. a lot of angry people out there today. >> boy, are there, robin. it is all about the outrage. all across the country, outrage at wall street, about the huge bonuses they're about to pay. the white house, proposing fees o
. >> john, you're making fun of me. this will show how america has changed -- >> all those forms? >> no, it's ten little questions. there are forms in spanish and also vietnamese. it tries to count every single person in america, and john mk -- there is money and power at stake. >> not a broadway show, but a national tour sponsored by the u.s. government to get america ready for the 2010 census. >> it will have enormous impact on communities all across america. >> gary locke heads up the agency that's supposed to count every single person in america. >> it's the responsibility of every single person in america, whether they're registered as a voter or not, or even whether or not they're a national u.s. citizen. >> the government is spending more than $340 million, including a massive ad campaign in 28 languages to get people to fill out this census form. at stake, power and money. congressional seats are doled out depending on a state's population, and so is $4 billion in federal funding. >> if you want your fair share, be counted, because this is money for schools, human services, for medi
in 1995 and is far less so now, as there are so many people in the muslim world that are mad at america. very few muslims hate americans for being americans. in terms of airports, the watch word is not a silver bullet. if anything, this gentleman in detroit was a rank amateur. had he been a professional, it would not have the nabobs of job. for americans to somehow think that we have a great system to protect them, i think that is wrong. i think sometimes i wonder why we spend so much attention on the aircraft and system when we have 3000 or 4,000 miles of open sea borders. host: going back to your comment from a moment ago about the u.s. killing al qaeda one of the time, what should we do, does that mean a bigger military presence in places like yemen? guest: we are at the drawing board. we have not progressed since 9/11. we are fighting an enemy that basically does not exist. the american people, for the last four presidents, continued to tell americans that we are fighting an enemy that is motivated by hatred for freedom and our liberties. women in the workplace. liquor after the wor
and present danger to america, one that's now very much on the radar screen. >> major garrett with the facts and figures. thank you. now to the yemen connection and new concerns tonight about the terror threat inside that country. the suspect in this case reportedly admitted that he did, in fact, train with religious extremist in yemen. and the sight of the 2000 bombing of the uss cole. now there is word that security forces in yemen are looking for a number of suspected terrorists. suspected terrorists who are believed to have entered that country in the past few days and counterterrorism teams are especially concern about one teenage boy who is believed to have been recruited as a suicide bomber. our contributor and journalist judith miller reports the information comes from a number of captured terror suspects. >> more than one of them spoke of a 16-year-old who has been recruited and trained by al-qaeda who was being sent to aidan to scope out one of five preselected foreign targets. >> so as investigators look into that, questions are being raised about what's happening in yemen. our te
. for displaced, frustration though under control are starting to build. former president clinton told fox america should brace itself scomplc itself. >> you might see things in the next seven to ten days that don't just tug at your heart string but upset you. you may see angry people or people looting or doing or saying things you don't like. >> supplies and personnel are pouring in and they're preparing if the long haul. that's weeks of obama's personal attention and months of medicine and machine and money. >> we want people of haiti to know we will do what it takes to save lives and get back on their feet. >> mr. clinton and the suck sose somewhere ge -- successor will go to the white house. >> the death toll as percentage of the people affected will certainly be much higher. take the u.n. and it's almost certain now this will be the largest loss of life the united nations suffered in a single day. >> the two presidents will collect donations at the haitifunddonation.org. clinton promised donation for this fund or clinton foundation won't go to waste. >> they have been willing to work with me
-- "the fact that we are here today to debate raising america's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. it is a sign that the u.s. government can't pay its own bills." don't take it from me. take it from the president of the united states. we've got to do more. i'm disappointed that gregg-conrad faismed it wasn't -- failed. it wasn't perfect. but it was something. i hope that senator coburn's amend -- i'm skeptical. the american people get it. the american people understand that this is a problem. that's why we have these big swings in these elections. the same passion that propelled president obama into office is the same that propelled the senator from massachusetts into office from two opposite parties. because the american people are frustrated that this body doesn't work. and if we don't change the rules an start to get serious and we get muddling along the path of disaster, we're going to fail our country. now, we may not get it done while i'm here in the senate. i only have this year. but i'm going to keep coming to the floorks mr. president. and i'm going to keep -- floor, mr.
of longer lines at airports and suggesting passengers arrive early. coming up on "good morning america," the ins and outs of apple's new ipad. is it really a game changer? and that is your "money scope" report. i am vinita nair. >>> it is now 20 minutes after the hour. >> coming up, a bizarre court case involving a d.c. judge and her accused stalker. >> it is an oprah exclusive. jay leno sits down to tell his side of the story. >>> welcome back. we have brand-new the video just in this morning. firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in haymarket, virginia. it broke out at a brand new home gillis way. the house is a complete loss. we will bring you more information as it becomes available. >>> survivors are still being found in the rubble of haiti two weeks after the earthquake. a girl was found alive. food distribution is still in chaos. meals have been delivered to about 500,000 of the 2 million people that needed. the u.n. is asking for $80 million for food for the end of the year. >>> after saving lives, fairfax county's rescue team is heading home. they will return this afte
with information on tax credits and other changes in tax law. coming up on "good morning america," the new product companies are creating to save you money. and that is your "money scope" report. i am vinita nair. >>> we have 36 degrees outside on this wednesday morning. >> your daily commute is putting you in a very elite group. it is kind of a dubious group. >> an elite group you do not want to be in. later on "oprah," we have a firsthand account of the devastation. that is today at 4:00. >> hello. come see the thought-provoking light sculpture at the national gallery of art. good morning, washington. >>> anybody who dares to brave the public already knows it can be a slow ride. >> a new survey backs up what washingtonians have known all along. matt brock is live in oxon hill. how bad is it this time? >> asked lisa baden. she has been talking about the truck that lost its load in bethesda. traffic was backed up for miles. it seems like something like that happens every day. the beltway commute is the third worst in the country. it is no surprise the beltway rush-hour traffic is legendary. >> abo
association represents 10% of the dodgerdocs practicing in america and it is on the hard left. there is no study that i am aware of -- and i tried to read them all -- that shows a positive benefit of the active ingredient being inhaled vs taken through a pill. i would be happy to take the copies and look at them. [applause] i do not think we ought to incarcerate pot smokers. i never espoused that. but i don't think we ought to decline the standards to where we just go on and degrade. if you look at what happens to our young people with marijuana, look at the studies -- what happens to them? it leads to other drug addictions. >> [unintelligible] >> the da has a political point. -- the dea has a political point. Ñiyour point of view on this has to do with whether or not you are a pot smoker. [applause] Ñinext question. >>ñr i am a student here. i am an unapologetic conservative. i love everything you have to say. you articulate -- >> you are better than my wife. [laughter] >> you articulate freedom so well, but what i just reduce say is disturbing. i look at my personal freed
as we embark on the long-term recovery from this unimaginable tragedy. the united states of america will also forge the partnerships that this undertaking demands. we will partner with the haitian people. and that includes the government of haiti, which needs our support as they recover from the devastation of this earthquake. it also includes the many haitian americans who are determined to help their friends and family. and i've asked vice president biden to meet in south florida this weekend with members of the haitian american community, and with responders who are mobilizing to help the haitian people. we will partner with the united nations and its dedicated personnel and peacekeepers, especially those from brazil, who are already on the ground due to their outstanding peacekeeping efforts there. and i want to say that our hearts go out to the united nations, which has experienced one of the greatest losses in its history. we have no doubt that we can carry on the work that was done by so many of the u.n. effort that have been lost, and we see that their legacy is haiti's hope
are trying to enter north america. the canadians stepped up that alert level a couple of days ago with police officers and security guards now patrolling major airports, this comes weeks after the attempted christmas day attempt to blow up a u.s. jetliner. later we'll talk to new york state's former homeland security adviser about the possible threat and concerns about the northern border. bill: fox's alert right now, getting word from the white house, we may see the president in about 15 minutes to talk about haiti, so we are watching that closely. and we're in with our -- in touch with our folks at the white house, too. when that happens you'll see it live. in the meantime on that top story, there was horror in that country of haiti, the most powerful quake in 200 years, striking yesterday, right about 5:00 east coast time, and images out of haiti showing the chaos and destruction in the streets, thousands are feared dead. relief efforts well underway and the red cross organizing aid, the u.s. coast guard mobilizing aircraft and the sea cutters near the carribean island, that massive quake
is more concerned about the security of america than the niceties of what law -- what constitutional law professors at ivy league colleges debate in the morning. >> i think it's worth balancing both. >> i agree with you 100%. i just couldn't agree with you more. i am dead serious here. i am all -- >> the people last night kept telling joe he looked so much better in person, and they were acting stunned. >> i don't know what it is. the people come up to me and say you look about 10 years younger in person. they say the tv adds in my case 400 pounds, and it also adds about 40 years to me. i don't know why. >> me too. >> i think you have a mature look on tv. distinguished. in person people realize this is kid in the back of the classroom. >> you have to really slim down. >> wait. >> that will fix it. >> i've got to slim down. wow. >> the joys he takes in living -- >> if he wants to fix the problem of the disconnect. >> are you saying that -- >> you have to be really lean to be on tv. >> the fact that i'm on chubby -- >> it's cute. >> it gives me a sort of sheen and i look young. >> it's oka
auction of votes with his health care legislation in the history of the united states of america. and i think that the decision with regard to senator reid will be made by the voters of nevada. >> it is interesting to note that senator mitch mcconnell, the top republican in the senate was also at that press conference today and deferred when asked about reid, he said that is something the democrats will have to decide. >> it's up to voters in the fall. can reid pull off a comeback? >> the folks who have watched nevada politics for a long time say he's a fighter, he absolutely can do it. we're ten, 11 months out. i talked to dave myers, a political reporter out there, here's what she said about reid's chances. >> i think he's going to have a tough fight. really, the election is ten months out, senator reid is a fighter. it's the narrative on him but it's true. he's known for coming back in the end. and usually elections are won and lost in the final weeks and months. >> and you know, there's that story line about him being a former boxer. they say he's not going down without a fight, he'
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